Luis Carrero Blanco

1904 - 1973

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Luis Carrero Blanco (4 March 1904 – 20 December 1973) was a Spanish Navy officer and politician, who served as Prime Minister from June 1973 until his assassination in December of that year. He participated in the Rif War, and later the Spanish Civil War, in which he supported the Nationalist faction. Carrero Blanco, a long-time confidant and right-hand man of Francisco Franco, was one of the most prominent figures in the fascist Francoist dictatorship's power structure, holding throughout his career a number of high-ranking offices such as those of Undersecretary of the Presidency from 1941 to 1967 and Franco's deputy from 1967 to 1973. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Carrero Blanco has received more than 491,894 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Luis Carrero Blanco is the 33rd most popular extremist (down from 29th in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Spain (up from 205th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Extremist.

Luis Carrero Blanco was the Prime Minister of Spain from 1973 to 1974. He was assassinated in 1973 by a bomb planted by the Basque separatist group ETA.

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Among extremists, Luis Carrero Blanco ranks 33 out of 205Before him are Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Carlos the Jackal, Mehmet Ali Ağca, Ayman al-Zawahiri, H. H. Holmes, and Tommaso Buscetta. After him are Nathuram Godse, Otto Ohlendorf, Barry Seal, Peter Kürten, Andreas Baader, and Butch Cassidy.

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Among people born in 1904, Luis Carrero Blanco ranks 33Before him are Odilo Globočnik, Hans Morgenthau, Ernst Mayr, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Willem de Kooning, and Witold Gombrowicz. After him are Alejo Carpentier, Antonín Novotný, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Joseph Campbell, Werner Forssmann, and Ève Curie. Among people deceased in 1973, Luis Carrero Blanco ranks 37Before him are Charles Greeley Abbot, Hans Albert Einstein, Selman Waksman, A. S. Neill, Walter Rudolf Hess, and Ragnar Frisch. After him are Lex Barker, Jean-Pierre Melville, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Gerard Kuiper, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Howard H. Aiken.

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Among people born in Spain, Luis Carrero Blanco ranks 195 out of 2,595Before him are Felipe VI of Spain (1968), Judah Halevi (1079), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (1535), Luis de Góngora (1561), and Blanche I of Navarre (1387). After him are Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548), Ferdinand I of León (1016), Adolfo Suárez (1932), Petronilla of Aragon (1136), Matilde Camus (1919), and Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895).


Among extremists born in Spain, Luis Carrero Blanco ranks 2Before him are Ramón Mercader (1913).